Kaylynn Borror

Kaylynn Borror


BEN 103

Research Interests

  • Model-Driven Software Engineering
  • Application Development
  • Game Design
  • Aviation Systems
  • Accessibility


  • MS., Computer Science
    Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • BS., Software Engineering
    Miami University, Oxford, OH

Professional Experience

Software Development Graduate Assistant
Miami University – Myaamia Center, Oxford, OH

  • Software Engineer responsible for maintaining web-based and mobile applications
  • Worked in: PHP (Laravel Framework), Java (Android Studio), Swift (Xcode)
  • Primarily worked on Indigenous Language Digital Archive (ILDA) web & mobile applications and Ethnobotanical Database web application

Camp / Workshop Instructor
Girls Make Games, Raleigh, NC

  • Remote Instructor teaching basic game development and programming concepts to students aged 8 - 17
  • Taught during a 2 week summer camp and two 1 month weekend workshops during Fall 2020
  • Ensured students kept on track to finish their projects by set deadlines
  • Instructed using Construct 3 Game Making Software

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Miami University Computer Science & Software Engineering, Oxford, OH

  • Served as a teaching assistant grading papers for CSE212: Software Engineering for User Interface and User Experience Design during the Summer 2020 term

Resident Assistant
Miami University Residence Life, Oxford, OH

  • Supervised a floor of 31 first-year students
  • Created, planned, and implemented educational and recreational hall programs
  • Advised students on personal and academic issues
  • Confronted and resolved interpersonal and illegal alcohol possession incidents in the hall
  • Worked with a team of 8 other RAs

Undergraduate Assistant
Miami University Computer Science & Software Engineering, Oxford, OH

  • Worked at the front desk of the CSE department
  • Assisted students & professors in finding locations and meeting with other faculty
  • Advised students on personal and academic issues
  • Executed administrative duties such as making copies and distributing mail to ~20 faculty
  • Answered phone calls and directed callers to appropriate faculty for their needs


  • Masters Thesis: Creating a Domain-Specific Modeling Language for Educational Card Games
  • Research Interests: Model-Driven Software Engineering, Application Development, Game Design/Development, Aviation Systems, Accessibility


  • Kaylynn Borror and Eric J. Rapos. 2021. MOLEGA: modeling language for educational card games. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling (DSM 2021). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–10. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3486603.3486777

Honours / Awards

  • Graduate Assistantship Award – Myaamia Center, Miami University, 2020-2021
  • Merit "RedHawk Eminence" Scholarship, Miami University, 2017-2019
  • Dean’s List, Miami University, Spring 2018
  • Valedictorian, Marysville High School, 2017


  • ACM-W Student Professional Society Chapter Member, 2018–2021
  • Miami University Graduate Student Association – CSE Alternate Representative, 2020–2021

Volunteering / Activities

  • Served as a Judge for the 2021 FlyOhio Innovation Challenge
  • Served as a Section Leader volunteer teaching a 5-week introductory programming course (Python) for Stanford University's Code In Place 2021
  • Attended various Miami University faculty interviews 2020-2021
  • Appeared as a graduate student spokesperson for the Miami University CSE department in admissions videos
  • Created an alternative-control game Rocking Horse Racers demonstrated at MAGFest 2020’s “Indie Arcade”
  • Contributed to and debugged a game Star Chaserz during Train Jam 2019 game jam